Q. I have sore throat with feel of something stuck in throat. What could it be?

Answered by
Dr. Peter Grutas
and medically reviewed by Dr. Vinodhini. J
This is a premium question & answer published on Mar 25, 2020

Hi doctor,

I am a 36-year-old male. I have a sore throat for two weeks now and I am in my sixth-day of antibiotics (Dalacin C) but it is not going away. I feel that there is something stuck inside my throat/esophagus. I have a mild headache but no fever. Pain scale is ranging 4-6 out of ten. I also gargle every three hours using Difflam - C.

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Hello,

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I have reviewed your history and it seems on top of the acute tonsillopharyngitis, you also have GERD (gastric esophageal reflux disease). This may explain the persistent throat discomfort in spite of taking the antibiotic for six days. I recommend you continue your current regimen and finish the course of Pantoprazole as prescribed.

For the headache, you may take Ibuprofen as needed on a full stomach. I also recommend that you avoid eating spicy, oily, fatty, dairy foods, and avoid drinking alcoholic, carbonated and caffeinated drinks. If you are a smoker, you should stop smoking and also avoid lying down within one hour after eating. If symptoms persist, worsen, or new onset of symptoms such as difficulty swallowing or voice changes, further consult is advised.


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